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California Association of School Business Officials Names SOCCCD's Rosie Aguilar, Eastern Section Member of the Year

MISSION VIEJO, CA – The California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) notified winners of area awards to be recognized at their annual conference to take place in April. The list of winners included, South Orange County Community College District (SOCCCD) Payroll and Benefits Manager, Rosie Aguilar, naming her the Eastern Section Member of the Year.

“I am very honored to be selected as this year’s CASBO Eastern Section Member of the Year.  CASBO has been instrumental in my career and has provided personal and professional growth and value to my 30 years in school business.  To be recognized by CASBO’s Eastern Section is especially humbling and meaningful because the membership consists of California school business officials who are dedicated professionals and colleagues at the top of their fields whom I respect greatly,” said Rosie Aguilar, SOCCCD Payroll and Benefits Manager

Rosie, along with the other award winners will also be recognized at the President’s Leadership Recognition Dinner taking place during the CASBO conference at the Long Beach Convention Center. As a longtime employee of SOCCCD, Rosie is a respected and admired leader. The announcement of the award did not come as a surprise to many of her colleagues.

SOCCCD Vice Chancellor of Business Services, Ann-Marie Gabel said, "This is a great honor for Rosie and no small feat!  CASBO supports both K-12 districts and community college districts.  The Eastern Section comprises Orange, Inyo, Mono, Riverside, and San Bernardino counties, representing 116 districts with hundreds of School Business Officials to choose from for this honor.  We are so proud that they selected Rosie!”


About the South Orange County Community College District: SOCCCD serves more than 50,000 students per year through our two colleges, Saddleback College, and Irvine Valley College. The district serves nearly one million residents and employs more than 2,500 faculty and staff.